Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts
Many people experience thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives. It’s important to understand that you are not alone. At Miramont Behavioral Health, our mental health professionals offer compassionate, intensive care for adolescents and adults with suicidal ideation or thoughts of suicide. We understand that suicidal thoughts or behaviors may stem from underlying conditions such as depression, hopelessness, severe anxiety, insomnia, or panic attacks. We take a holistic and individualized approach to healing that immediately addresses the crisis at hand.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, it’s important to reach out for help immediately.
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by suicidal thoughts, get help now.
Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
Call a free and confidential suicide lifeline. In the US, call 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, at any time of day, or chat at 988lifeline.org. To reach the Veterans Crisis Life, call 988 and press “1.”
Assessing Suicide Risk And Behavior
A person can have thoughts of suicide and never attempt it. However, a person may also attempt suicide after only briefly experiencing suicidal ideations. This is why it is imperative that all threats of suicide be treated seriously.
What To Watch For
A person experiencing thoughts of suicide may display the following signs and behaviors:
- Threatens to hurt or kill oneself
- Attempts to access weapons, medication, or other means of suicide
- Talks or writes about death
- Exhibits revenge-seeking behavior
- Talks about feeling trapped
- Talks about having no purpose
- Withdraws from friends, family, school, work, or other important relationships
- Engages in risky behavior
Suicide Risk Factors
Though risk factors do not cause or predict suicide, they may make it more likely that an individual will consider or attempt suicide. Risk factors for suicide may include:
These symptoms aren’t exclusive to heroin use, but if your loved one has a history of substance abuse and you suspect heroin use, get them help before it’s too late. Your suspicions are likely correct.